criticized for being soft on iran and too tough on israel. at one point, criticizing what he called the jewish lobby. today, he took that comment back. >> i should have used another term, and i'm sorry. and i regret it. >> reporter: and hagel seemed to get confused about iran, which he called an elected, legitimate government, misstating president obama's position on iran's pursuit of nuclear weapons. hagel is likely to be confirmed, but even his supporters acknowledge he didn't have a particularly strong performance today. at one point, acknowledging that he still needs to learn more about the pentagon, telling the committee, quote, if confirmed, i intend to know a lot more than i do. those were his exact words, diane. >> it was a bruising day. thank you so much, jonathan karl. and in alabama tonight, law enforcement officials are searching for enough wisdom to prevent a tragedy. a standoff is under way, a frightened 5-year-old boy held hostage in an underground bunker. his captor has a gun. so, what should police do next? abc's gio benitez is there.